HARTING at InnoTrans 2018

Energy efficiency through weight reduction

Weight savings mean lower operating costs.
With lightweight components, HARTING supports the rail vehicle industry in reducing vehicle weight.

Increased energy efficiency and weight reduction feature as major trends in the rail vehicle construction sector as manufacturers strive to minimise energy consumption per passenger kilometre. These benefits cost efficiency and climate protection, and balances out the increase in weight due to ever-expanding data communication for passenger information systems and entertainment offerings, etc. – inside and outside the trains. But how do we improve rail vehicle energy efficiency?

HARTING connectors assist with weight reduction

The Han-Eco® Series (right) offers weight savings up to 50%

Connectors can make a measurable contribution. By switching from metal to plastic, we have been able to reduce connector housing weight for trams and trains up to 50 % between one generation and the next.

Diet for on-board electronics

The topic of weight has always drawn major interest in the vehicle manufacturing sector. In modern trains, countless kilometers of wiring installed for on-board and entertainment systems also result in considerable weight. Here, too, there is enormous potential for savings.

Single pair cabling brings over one-third weight savings compared to previous solutions

Space savings contribute to weight reduction

Two becomes one: Han® 34 HPR provides up to 50 % space savings and delivers a comparable data supply
Flat and compact: Han® 22 HPR Slim motor connector

HARTING has also continued developing its High Pressure Railway (HPR) housing range in recent years, making it possible to incorporate more connectors within a single housing. One of the biggest HPR housings, the Han® 34 HPR, will now take up to four 650 A high-current contacts or twelve individual Han-Modular® modules. In the past, it took two housings, each fitted with six individual Han-Modular® modules, to deliver comparable data supply.

Another HARTING solution that can help with weight reduction in the rail sector is the Han® 22 HPR Slim motor connector – its flat, compact shape making it particularly suited for use in underfloor areas. Miniaturisation has made room for four contacts in the connector – without compromising performance.

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